If you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for the emotional distress that you endured because of your injuries. This distress may arise from scarring and disfigurement, fear of injury or illness, inability to perform daily tasks, and loss of companionship or consortium. Typically, you can pursue compensation reasonably related to the emotional distress that you have suffered after an injury. However, South Carolina law imposes caps on the compensation you can recover for emotional distress in a medical malpractice case.